Internet Providers in Parkston, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Parkston, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 28.83 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 500 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0%

Internet Access in Parkston, South Dakota

The average Parkston address has broadband service through 1.36 providers.

Santel Communications provides an second choice, serving Parkston with 69 percent local availability and a maximum download speed of 50 Mbps.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widely available option in Parkston. The provider is available to virtually one hundred percent of Parkston addresses. HughesNet is the most common second option in the area, providing close to one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package for Parkston is 25 megabits per second download.

When we're looking at network technology with significant infrastructure built across the city, we see that the most common hardwired Internet technology types are Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (69.48 percent coverage). Phone companies usually offer DSL service, since DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," transmits digital data over telephone wires. The twisted copper bundle construction seen in telephone lines provides a lower bandwidth ceiling than cable and several times less than fiber.

Broadband availability insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of governmental data and private data we collect from providers, or via private third parties. Averaged statistics shown below regarding speed and performance data is sourced primarily from M-Labs. Our research team has hand-aggregated package pricing and service data for 94 Internet plans and bundles in the Parkston market as of 2021.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Parkston, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Santel Communications 500 Mbps DSL and Fiber 16s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Fort Randall Cable Systems 10 Mbps Cable and DSL 13m 39s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Parkston, South Dakota

  • Santel - 69.5% Availability in Parkston - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • Fort Randall Cable Systems - 23.5% Availability in Parkston - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Parkston - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Parkston - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Parkston

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Parkston is the 276th most connected city in South Dakota behind Lake Andes, Mitchell, Wagner, Freeman, and Springfield.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 14 people in Hutchinson County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 41% of people living in Parkston have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 30% of Parkston residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Hutchinson County, approximately 16 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Cap Issues Around Parkston

Data from our research team suggests that top ISPs in the area currently place a limit on data use for their residential broadband packages. Data caps are disliked since consumers view them as a tactic to discourage "cord cutting", while providers explain data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Parkston

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Santel Communications DSL and Fiber 69.5%+ 500 Mbps
Fort Randall Cable Systems Cable and DSL 23.5%+ 10 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Santel Communications Fiber 100% 500 Mbps
Fort Randall Telephone Company Cable 0.1%+ 8 Mbps

Compare Parkston to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Parkston 28.8 Mbps 6 $0.55 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +320.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +78.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +70.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +82.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +86.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )